Biology

Marine Mammal Biology

Studying the physiology and ecology of whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals through methods ranging from molecular ecology to tracking the movements of individuals and populations using acoustics, satellites, and other remote sensing methods.

Academics

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Associate Researcher
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Adjunct Professor
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Researcher
Paul Ponganis
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Research Oceanographer
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

Investigates biological and ecological questions that range from a basic understanding of short and long-term behavioral patterns and geographic distribution of animals, to questions like habitat preference and quality, predator-prey interactions, or adaptations to anthropogenic impacts and a changing environment.

Biology News

Aug 25, 2020 add description

Acidic Fish Eyes See Better

'Gas-gland' in the head of fish helps boost oxygen to the eyes

Aug 17, 2020 add description

All-Female Science Party aboard R/V Sally Ride Continues 71-year CalCOFI Measurement Series

Researchers honor pioneering astronaut and legacy of iconic science pr...

Jun 19, 2020 add description

Research Highlight: Blue Whales Are Arriving in Southern California Earlier and Earlier

Scientists find that blue whales are timing their migration around the...